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« on: October 16, 2013 09:54:25 AM »

I always get the length of elastic for waistbands wrong.  How should the length of elastic compare to the waist measurement? 
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013 11:41:27 AM »

It's personal preference, mostly. I don't like tight things around my waist, so I cut the elastic so it fits around me comfortably yet snug, then add 1 - 2 inches for overlap.

If a heavy garment isn't staying up you can try snugging the elastic a bit. But, if it needs to be super tight, you're better off replacing it with a thicker, stronger elastic, or adding a second piece of elastic through the casing.
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2013 01:01:04 PM »

thanks those are great tips. 
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